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FRANKLIN, N.C. — Two suspects were taken into custody Thursday morning after walking onto South Macon Elementary School’s campus with loaded pistols, according to The Asheville Citizen-Times.

A post on the Macon County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page said one of the suspects pulled a gun on a deputy responding to the call.

Deputies found a dead cat that was allegedly shot by the pair.

The school was shut down for a short period of time while deputies searched the premises.

At this point, it is still unclear why the man and the woman brought guns onto the campus.

The school’s superintendent told The Asheville Citizen-Times that the whole incident started when a bus driver spotted the suspects around 5:30 a.m.

“One of them made a threatening gesture to her, and she almost ran over one of them,” the superintendent told The Asheville Citizen-Times.

The bus driver then reported the incident.

Officials closed the school until 8:15 a.m. The students who were already on buses were taken to a nearby church.